How to Temporary Repair Your Vertical Blinds With a Flat Head Screwdriver

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With regular wear and tear, vertical blinds can occasionally break at the top of the blind, which will not allow you to hang them from properly, leaving gaps. You might have vertical blinds that are always breaking and are ready to go out and purchase new blinds. The good news is that there is a diy idea and simple life hack that offers a temporary fix and uses just the end up on the stove which it allows it to melt a hole through the blind for a quick fix. Then fold the blind placing both ends together. Next, take your flat head screwdriver and heat up on your stove until it gets hot. You want to push the hot screwdriver through both of the blinds using the broken blind as a guide. It's as easy as that to create a new hole to the bottom part of your blind. Now the bottom part of the vertical blind is the one you are going to hang up. This is just a quick temporary fix until you go and buy one. You can find the parts to fix these vertical blinds on Amazon instead of replacing with a new blind. For the full step by step tutorial and photos, you'll want to take a look at the Hometalk site. The following are just some of the other simple life hacks you can use to help repair items around the house.

1. If your craft scissors are no longer cutting, you can sharpen them up with this DIY idea. Stack several sheets of aluminum foil, folding them in half, and cutting them with the scissors. After about six to eight cuts through the aluminum foil, the scissor blades will be razor-sharp and ready to use.

2. Strike while the iron is hot. If you can't live with dents in your wood floors and furniture, use this simple life hack to repair. After wetting the indentation in the wood, place a damp towel over it. Then, press a hot clothes iron overtop the towel, using circular motions for a few minutes to give wood dings a barely there, if not invisible look.

3. Use this DIY idea to help a stuck dresser drawer. Simply slide some bar or liquid dish soap along the drawer glides. The sudsy soap will act as a lubricant, which will let you again have access to your valuables.

4. For snags in woven rugs, trim the fray with scissors, and then squeeze some fabric glue into the base of the carpet. To set the glue adhesive, line the carpet with some wax paper followed by a heavy book. In between two to four hours, you won't believe how unnoticeable the snag looks, making your rug look like new.

5. Duct tape has a reputation for makeshift fixes, but it can also bring stability to plastic items such as vacuum cleaner hoses, camping tents, paint buckets, and trash cans. Tape some duct tape to cracks and holes in everyday items both indoors and out to help prolong their useful life.

6. Meow mix. Use this simple life hack to get rid of oil stains in your driveway. Scatter the superabsorbent cat litter over the oil stain, then let it sit for up to 15 minutes before you crush it in with your shoes. Finally, scrub the area with some detergent, and rinse the stains away. You will find this DIY idea for fixing your blinds on the Hometalk site. On the site you will find DIY ideas, simple life hacks, projects to do, garden ideas, repair ideas, cleaning tips, decorating tips and more. **

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